Tomie DePaola

Tomie DePaola

Tomie dePaola (born September 15, 1934) is an author with a forty-year career and a lifelong taste for things artistic. His interest in art reaches all the way back to his childhood. While growing up in Meriden, Connecticut, his love of reading was nurtured by his mother, who was herself a staunch reader and book lover. Young Tomie possessed a profound interest in drawing and dancing, soon becoming a proficient in both. He danced in performances in various places, and provided exhibitions and theaters with his own art. DePaola attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, where he honed his drawing skills with rigorous practice. His hard work did not bear fruit for several years, as he could not find a publisher for his first book; he was, however, offered a job illustrating another author's work, and dePaola's own publication soon followed. Two hundred books, illustrations, and several awards later, dePaola, now sixty-nine, is by no means finished, and continues his outstanding work in New London, New Jersey.

Works by Tomie dePaola include:

  • Sound (illustrator)
  • 26 Fairmount Avenue
  • Strego Nona
  • Meet the Barkers
  • The Wonderful Dragon of Timlin
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Adelita
by Tomie DePaola
Reprint from Puffin Books
for Nursery-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$6.79
Clown of God
by Tomie dePaola
from Simon and Schuster
Realistic Fiction for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$15.29
Days of the Blackbird
by Tomie dePaola
from Puffin Books
for Prescool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$5.94
Frida Kahlo: The Artist Who Painted Herself
by Margaret Frith
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 1st-3rd grade
in Great Artists (Location: ELE-ARTISTS)
$2.80 (1 in stock)
Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
by Tomie dePaola
1st edition from Putnam Juvenile
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Legend of the Poinsettia
by Tomie dePaola
from Puffin Books
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$2.80 (1 in stock)
Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs
by Tomie DePaola
from Puffin Books
for Nursery-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$5.94
Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland
by Tomie dePaola
from Holiday House
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$7.64 $4.00 (1 in stock)
Quilt Story
by Tony Johnston & Tomie dePaola
from G.P. Putnam's Sons
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Clearance: Picture Books (Location: CLE-PIC)
Simple Pictures Are Best
by Nancy Willard
from Scholastic Inc.
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Strega Nona
by Tomie dePaola
from Simon and Schuster
for Preschool-3rd grade
1976 Caldecott Honor book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$6.79
Strega Nona Meets Her Match
by Tomie dePaola
Reprint from PaperStar Books
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$3.60 (1 in stock)
Tomie de Paola's Book of Bible Stories
by Tomie dePaola
Reprint. from Putnam Juvenile
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Bible Stories for Kids (Location: BIBR-STO)
$11.20 (1 in stock)